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1 Recognition of Excellence Presentation: Affordability, Participation and Efficiency Initiatives Presented by the Tarrant County College District April 24, 2008 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Austin, Texas

2 Board of Trustees Mrs. Louise Appleman Board Vice President District 7 Mr. Robert J. McGee, Jr. Board Secretary District 4 Dr. J. Ardis Bell Board President District 2 Ms. Robyn Medina Winnett Board Assistant Secretary District 1 Mr. Randall Canedy District 5 Dr. Gwendolyn Morrison District 6 Mrs. Kristin Vandergriff District 3

3 Chancellors Executive Leadership Team

4 Tarrant County College... District Office Northwest Campus Northeast Campus South Campus Southeast Campus Downtown Campus

5 Selected Initiatives Tuition Policy Stars of Tomorrow Scholars Program Pay-As-You-Go Funding Strategy College Districts New Performance Measures

6 Tuition Policy The chancellor recommended and the Board of Trustees adopted the concept of a three-year tuition policy in FY – A committee, made up primarily of students, recommended that TCC increase the in- district rate by $2 per hour per year for the next three year period. – The plan was renewed in FY school year; however, in response to a call from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, to hold the line on tuition increases as part of the Closing the Gaps plan for higher education, the increase of the in-district tuition rate was set at $1 per year over the three-year period. – The next three-year tuition policy, which called for a $2 per semester credit hour increase, ended with the school year. In FY , tuition and fees were combined into one rate to make it easier for students to project actual costs. While a three-year plan has not been approved to date, the in-district tuition rate was not increased for the current Spring 2008 semester and last week, the Board of Trustees approved the chancellors recommendation to not increase tuition rates for FY

7 The TCCD Stars of Tomorrow Scholars program provides an award of up to $4,000 over six semesters to qualifying students. It is a package made up of state and federal financial aid and income from an endowment made up from the leasing of mineral rights and other non-traditional sources. Award amounts listed below are sufficient to cover TCCs tuition and a portion of textbook costs. – 6-8 semester hours, $400 – 9-11 semester hours, $600 – 12+ semester hours, $800 Eligibility: – Resident of Tarrant County for tuition purposes – Graduation in top half of class from any public or private high school – Must be at or below certain family income thresholds – Enrollment within one year of high school graduation Continuation of the award requires participants to maintain an overall GPA of 2.25 or better.

8 Pay-As-You-Go Funding Strategy The College District uses accumulated savings to pay for all capital projects, repairs and renovations. Such savings have been accumulating since August 27, 1998, when the chancellor recommended and the Board approved a: – New Cash-Basis, Pay-As-You-Go funding strategy – 5-cent increase in the M&O tax rate, to implement this strategy An additional 3-cent increase was approved in 2002, to assist with additional capital outlay funding as well as funding for the new campus. This strategy has allowed the College District to: – Save the taxpayers of Tarrant County tens of millions of dollars in interest and administrative costs associated with general obligation bond issues – Work toward reducing its indebtedness (on course to being debt-free by 2015) TCCs current five-year capital improvement plan amounts to $500.2 million.

9 College Districts New Performance Measures Given the strong belief that TCCD should be measured primarily by the success of its students, the Board of Trustees adopted a set of measures (key and contextual) on December 12, These measures are: – Grounded in the States higher education plan, Closing the Gaps by 2015, which outlines goals and strategies to ensure the long-term economic health of the state and in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Boards Community College Accountability System. – Being incorporated into the Colleges institutional effectiveness process and strategic plan. A key question to be addressed by all TCCD staff in developing strategies toward achievement of these measures is: What do I do to help students succeed? An internal evaluation is being conducted to ensure that the infrastructure is in place to meet the data needs associated with this initiative; enhancements will be made, as needed. We anticipate continued coordination with the THECB staff.

10 TCCDs Key Measures Participation A.Contact Hours B.Enrollment Gap: Population Service Area and Hispanic Student Enrollment Success C.Percent of Degrees and Certificates Awarded Per Unduplicated Enrollment D.Graduation and Persistence Rate E.First-Time-In-College Undergraduate Persistence after Two Years F.Percent of Students who Transfer to a Senior Institution G.Percent of Underprepared Students who Complete a Related College-Level Course within 3 or 4 Years

11 Summary of Key Measures Key Measures TCCD s # or % Average – 10 Largest Texas CCs TCCDs Ranking Among 10 Largest TX CCs One- Year Goal Three- Year Goal Contact Hours –Academic, Technical, & Continuing Education – Total – FY ,696,53114,087,9005+1%+3% Enrollment Gap: Population Service Area and Hispanic Student Enrollment – FY %-6.9%7+1%+3% Percent of Degrees and Certificates Awarded Per Unduplicated Enrollment – FY %4.4%6+0.5%+1.5% Graduation and Persistence Rate – Total - FY %41.1%5+0.5%+1.5% First-Time-In-College Undergraduate Persistence after Two Years – Entering Cohort Fall %52.8%60.0%*+1% Percent of Students who Transfer to a Senior Institution – Total - FY %18.1%2+0.5%+1.5% Percent of Underprepared Students who Completed a Related College-Level Course within Three or Four Years** * One-year goal is to maintain, given a -4.1 percent decline from Fall 2000 to Fall ** Revised data from the THECB was recently received and is currently being analyzed.

12 Participation Enrollment of Credit Students by semester Annual Unduplicated Enrollment –Credit and Non-Credit – Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH) –Academic and Technical – Total Unduplicated Enrollment by Semester First-Time-In-College Full-Time Undergraduate Students – Total First-Time-In-College Part-Time Undergraduate Students– Total Full-Time Undergraduate Students – Total Part-Time Undergraduate Students – Total Success First-Time-In-College Undergraduate Persistence after One Year Six-Year Graduation Rate – Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded - Closing the Gaps Fields – Total Degrees and Certificates Awarded - Nursing/Allied Health – Total Percent of Students Employed/Enrolled within One Year of Graduation– Academic and Technical – Total Institutional Efficiency and Effectiveness Tuition and Fees Revenue for 15 SCH Sections Taught by Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Ratio (Source: TCCTA) Contact Hrs Taught by Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Ratio Administrative Cost as a Percentage of Total Expenditures Total Tax Rate (Source: TACC) Total Debt Per Student Headcount Enrollment (Source: TBRB) Total Debt Per Capita (Source: TBRB) TCCDs Contextual Measures

13 Summary of Contextual Measures Contextual Measures TCCD s # or % Average – Largest Texas CCs TCCDs Ranking Among 10 Largest TX CCs Enrollment of Credit Students – Fall Semester ,79133,0575 Annual Unduplicated Enrollment –Credit and Non- Credit – Total – FY ,23061,9195 Semester Credit Hours (SCH) – Academic and Technical – Total – FY ,381669,4445 Unduplicated Enrollment by Semester – Fall ,79136,9885 First-Time-In-College Full-Time Undergraduate Students – Total – Fall ,4642,7753 First-Time-In-College Part-Time Undergraduate Students – Total – Fall ,2202,8974 Full-Time Undergraduate Students – Total – Fall ,9119,4663 Part-Time Undergraduate Students – Total – Fall ,32319,6805 First-Time-In-College Undergraduate Persistence after One Year – Entering Cohort Fall %66.6%8 Six-Year Graduation Rate – Total – FY 2004 (Entering Cohort Fall 1998) 27.4%25.8%4

14 Summary of Contextual Measures Contextual Measures TCCD s # or % Average – Largest Texas CCs TCCDs Ranking Among 10 Largest TX CCs Degrees and Certificates Awarded - Closing the Gaps Fields – Total – FY Degrees and Certificates Awarded – Nursing/Allied Health – Total – FY Percentage of Students Employed/ Enrolled within One Year of Graduation – Academic & Technical – FY %93.9%7 Tuition and Fees Revenue for 15 SCH – FY 2006$1,500$1,4226 Sections Taught by Full-Time vs. Part-Time Faculty Ratio (Source: TCCTA) 56:4454:463 Contact Hrs Taught by Full-Time vs. Part-Time Faculty Ratio 57.8:42.259:415 Administrative Cost as a Percentage of Total Expenditures – FY %18%2 Total Tax Rate – FY 2008 (Source: Texas Assoc of Community Colleges) Total Debt Per Student Headcount Enrollment (Source: Texas Bond Review Board) $1,457.16$3, Total Debt Per Capita (Source: Texas Bond Review Board) $41.92$

15 ¡Gracias!


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